Double demerit points began at the beginning of today (Thursday 18 April).
Statement by NRMA:
We remind motorists in NSW and the ACT that double demerits will be in place for eight days during this month's Easter and ANZAC Day holiday period.
Double demerits will start on Thursday 18 April and run to Monday 22 April 2019. Then there will be a one day break before they start again on Wednesday 24 April and run through to Sunday 28 April (inclusive).
The double demerit points period applies from midnight of the start date to midnight on the finish date, meaning this month there will be a total of eight days where double demerit penalties will be in place.
Double demerit points apply for speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during all holiday periods such as long weekends, Christmas, New Year and Easter. Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period can expect to be hit with the fine as well as up to 10 demerits.
Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads.